Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 08:47 | SYDNEY
Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 08:47 | SYDNEY

Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


29 March 2010 12:50

  • New Mandala has been posting some good stuff on the Bangkok protests.
  • The Afghan war has given a new life to one of the veterans of the Cold War, the U2 spyplane.
  • First ever interview with a former Taliban soldier who has joined the 'reintegration' effort.
  • According to one prominent Hong Kong businessman, Chinese leaders refuse to allow the yuan to appreciate because they feel it would be repeating Japan's mistake.
  • The Hatoyama Government is trying to build a Westminster system in Japan, says Tobias Harris. Related thoughts over at the Washington Note.
  • Rumours are flying that Kim Jong Il is getting kidney dialysis. Apparently, the colour of his fingernails is a give-away.
  • Free-riding? When measured per capita, defence spending by Europe's NATO members increased between 1998 and 2008.